Thursday, 13 April 2017

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Durban, South Africa

A Stairway to Heaven

In June of 1972, at the Fisher Mansion in Detroit I heard our guru, Srila Prabhupada, mentioned about the villain, Ravana, who tried to build a stairway to heaven.  He also admitted to Ravana’s failure at attempting materialistic enjoyment.

In our new drama we decided to incorporate the Led Zeppelin rock classic.  I hope you readers have a chance to see the drama, “Many Mothers, Many Fathers.”

Here are the Lyrics that seem to shed some spiritual message:

There's a lady who's sure
all that glitters is gold
And she's buying a stairway to heaven.
When she gets there she knows,
if the stores are all closed
With a word she can get what she came for.
Ooh, ooh, and she's buying a stairway to heaven.

There's a sign on the wall
but she wants to be sure
'Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings.
In a tree by the brook,
there's a songbird who sings,
Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven.

Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it makes me wonder.

There's a feeling I get
when I look to the west,
And my spirit is crying for leaving.
In my thoughts I have seen
rings of smoke through the trees,
And the voices of those who stand looking.

Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it really makes me wonder.

And it's whispered that soon,
if we all call the tune,
Then the piper will lead us to reason.
And a new day will dawn
for those who stand long,
And the forests will echo with laughter.

If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now,
It's just a spring clean for the May queen.
Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
There's still time to change the road you're on.

And it makes me wonder.

Your head is humming and it won't go, in case you don't know,
The piper's calling you to join him,
Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow, and did you know
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind?

And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul.
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to gold.
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last.
When all are one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll.

And she's buying a stairway to heaven.

Written by Jimmy Page, Robert Plant • Copyright © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

May the Source be with you!

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